Sunday, July 27, 2008

Birthday present cake

Here is another one of the birthday present cakes I did for a friend of ours. It's buttercream with fondant accents. The cake was for my husband's co-worker who is practically like his mom and she became a grandmother on Friday to a beautiful baby boy. Congratulations Isa!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

I love SHOES!!!!

HAHA! I do. What girl doesn't??? Just think about the amazing shoes in Sex and the City but as a cookie. Well, this is my version of those amazing shoes. These were fun to do. After I was done with them, I felt like a shoe designer. I had to figure out how thin or thick to do the heel, how high, the color, etc. I gave these cookies to my girl friends. I had packaged them up in baggies and did cute tags that said "Especially made for you!" Sorry, I didn't take pictures of them bagged up. My friends love them.

These are the black heels. Very sexy and cute!

These are the brown platforms. More casual but nice. These are my favorite. I actually do like platforms better than heels.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Baby onesie cookies

I was really excited to do these cookies. I love the way they came out. The blue cookies were done for a friend of ours who is expecting her first baby. I also did the little tag and I'm happy with the results. The pink one was done just for fun and it came out cute.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Wedding Cookies

Again, I did another little project for my friend, Carla. She wanted to send some cookies to the girls she was going to ask to be her bridesmaids. I did 3 different styles: wedding dress, wedding cake, and the bridesmaid dress. She told me she wanted the cake to be black and white and the bridesmaid dresses to be yellow. Every cookie is different. The top wedding dresses just have a basic design to them. Two of them have a little fabric bow.

The dresses have the tulle added to them like if they were a princess dress. Some of them have fondant cut-out flowers.

As for the wedding cake cookies, the first three are just basic with hardly any black. Some of them also have the fondant cut-out flowers.

These cookies I added more black to them to give the black and white contrast, which I love, and more fondant cut-out flowers.

The first three bridemaid dress cookies, I went with a white outline.

The last three have theblack outine to them. There is more of a contrast. Each has a defined waist with a neckline.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Adrian's 2nd birthday

Adrian's birthday was in May and I actually did 2 cakes. The first one is just a character pan for Disney's Lightening McQueen. I also did some cupcakes. On some of the cupcakes, I put a sticker of the other characters on a piece of cakeboard, cut it out and taped it with a toothpick. This cake was done for his actual birthday and we celebrated it with the family.

For Adrian's birthday party, which we celebrated it at Oleta River State Park, I did a stacked sheet cake. The top tier of the cake I drew a number 2 with chocolate buttercream and made it look like a race track. I bought a bunch of little Cars and placed them on the cake. I wish I had a better picture but I'm waiting to receive them the good pictures from some friends.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Anabel's Baptism

Anabel's baptism was at the end of March and I decided to do the cake. It was a 16 inch 2 layer cake. The cake itself was vanilla rum and covered and filled in buttercream icing. I ordered a cold porcelain angel holding a baby and placed it on top of the cake. This made a cute keepsake. I did several roses in the middle and sweet peas along the side. This cake was a challenge and it only took me about 7 1/2 hours to do. HAHA! Looking back, I have learned so much since then but I truly feel accomplished and so proud of my first celebration cake.

Here are all my best friends minus Daniela.

My friends Maribel, my husband's godson, Bryan Tyler, my friend Cosie, and my son, Adrian.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Engagement Cupcakes

My friend, Carla, recently got engaged and was going to have a party to celebrate this wonderful occasion. We discussed doing a cake but I had mentioned to her since it wasn't such a formal setting how about cupcakes. I sent her pictures of what I had in mind and she loved the idea. We went with 2 flavors, vanilla rum and chocolate. On the vanilla rum cupcake, I iced it with vanilla buttercream and chocolate buttercream on the chocolate cupcake. I did their initials (C & S) in royal icing, teal for the chocolate and red for the vanilla. However, the red initials never set properly so I piped the initials in red colored buttercream on the cupcake. They turned pretty good and everyone had their fair share of cupcakes at the party.

The chocolate cupcakes had the teal royal icing initials. I did these all by hand, about 50 or so because I knew they would break when I tried to insert them in the cupcake.

The vanilla cupcakes with red colored vanilla buttercream.

As for the cupcake stand, my husband, Ariel, and I did this too. We got some measurements from another cupcake stand I saw online. I covered each layer in a shiny white fabric. Carla gave me some left over ribbon she had bought for the party. I used the red thick ribbon for the bottom and the thin teal ribbon for the top part.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Grandfather's 80th birthday

Here is a cake I did for my grandfather's 80th birthday. This is my 4th attempt at a fondant cake and my 1st attempt at a square cake. It was really hard to smooth out the corners so I was forced to put the black strips of fondant. Other than that, I think it came out pretty good.

From the cake decorating classes

I have finally decided to create a blog after my cousin, Alex, emailed me stating that I should post my pictures of the cakes I've been doing. I finally did after I saw her blog. It really inspired me so I thank you, Alex.

Well, I started cake decorating in March. I took 4 months of basic cake decorating at Michael's. It was great and I loved having a little bit of "me" time. Basically, these classes help you get started for anyone who doesn't know anything about cake decorating, has the passion for cake decorating, or just wants to do this for fun. Here is one of my very first cakes. This is a vanilla rum cake with buttercream. I decorated it by using cookie cutters for the top middle area and theme was Easter. I think it came out ok for the first time.

During my 2nd course, we used more techniques with buttercream and learned how to make flowers with royal icing. Royal icing makes the flowers hard so they are able to withstand any position. I did a basketweave on the sides and put the flowers on top. The cakes are getting better :) I believe. Sorry the picture is a little blurry.

During the 3rd course, we learned how to use fondant and do tiered cakes. The 1st cake is a fondant cake with a gumpaste ribbon. The 2nd cake is 2 buttercream cakes with royal icing flowers. I decided to tier them instead of stacking them.

During the 4th and final course, we concentrated on fondant and gumpaste. I learned how to make a gumpaste rose. Also, from doing research online, I found a tutorial on how to do a gumpaste teddy bear. The teddy bear is too cute. I can't wait to do more of these. The teddy bear actually became my inspiration for the cake I did in this class. I covered the cake board in sky blue fondant. The cake was also covered in fondant. I did a somewhat tye-dye effect on cake. A took a small amount of white fondant and used textured roller for the blanket. Then, I placed the teddy bear to the side. I think this came out super cute.

On the last day of my class, I already had an idea what I wanted to do. I wanted to make it very chic, sophisticated, and girly. I really, really love this cake. I can't wait to do this one again. The cake is covered in white fondant. The black on the cake is white fondant colored with black and mixed with chocolate fondant. After I rolled the fondant, I freehand cut the strips to make it look a zebra. The chocolate fondant tastes so good like a tootsie roll. I cut circles with pink fondant and rolled them into little balls for the border. My instructor helped with the rose and one of my classmates donated the leaves. This is my favorite cake I've done so far.